Sara Lodi

Visiting Scientist

Department of Epidemiology


I studied Statistics at the University of Bologna, Italy, graduating in 2003. I subsequently studied for an MSc in Statistics with applications in Medicine at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), and a PhD in biostatistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom), which I completed in 2008.

I joined the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH in September 2013. Previously I worked at the Medical Research Council – Clinical Trials Unit, London, UK  as principal statistician and datamanager for the CASCADE collaboration of HIV seroconverter cohorts (2008-2011). Then, I worked at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain with a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship where I focused on socio-economic inequalities in patients living with HIV within the EU funded COHERE collaboration (2011-2013).


Research interests

I work as a medical statistician/epidemiologist in the HIV research field. My work mainly focuses on large international collaborations of observational cohort studies of HIV positive individuals. Currently, my main area of research is on the long-term effects of antiretroviral therapy and on the comparative effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment strategies using routinely collected data from the HIV-CAUSAL collaboration. This often involves applying novel statistical methods for dynamic strategies.

I am also interested in HIV natural history and primary HIV infection, tuberculosis co-infection and socio-economic disparities in health in patients living with HIV.